Traffic

Traffic

After review, US 17 widening will include light at SC 315

Irrespective of the $70 million U.S. 17 widening project — which includes a new Back River Bridge — SC DOT officials this week made the decision that there's enough traffic at Highway 17 and SC 315 to warrant the addition of a stoplight at the busy intersection. Construction on the project is set to begin in summer/fall 2018. Craig Winn, SC DOT program manager, spoke with us about the decision to add the light at a public meeting Feb. 23, 2017, at Hardeeville Elementary School.

Traffic

Drive to Savannah on US 17? You need to read this

A road improvement project set to start next year will widen U.S. 17 from the Georgia line to just past the S.C. 315 intersection. The project — which aims to make the roadway safer and less congested — also call for a redesign of that intersection, as well as the installation of bike lanes. The South Carolina Department of Transportation held a public forum on the project Thursday in Hardeeville.

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'I don't want anyone else to die': sister of man killed on US 17 speaks out at public meeting

Lisa Davis, whose brother, Jawan Boatright, of Savannah, was struck and killed by a vehicle on U.S. 17 in March 2016, spoke out about the danger of driving the highway at a public meeting for the U.S. 17 widening project on Feb. 23, 2017, in Hardeeville.
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'I don't want anyone else to die': sister of man killed on US 17 speaks out at public meeting 0:40

'I don't want anyone else to die': sister of man killed on US 17 speaks out at public meeting

After review, US 17 widening will include light at SC 315 1:09

After review, US 17 widening will include light at SC 315

Plan a new route: May River Road closed for a few hours 1:22

Plan a new route: May River Road closed for a few hours

'Big business has found us': Addressing the traffic problem on Lady's Island 1:40

'Big business has found us': Addressing the traffic problem on Lady's Island